Deadhorse Creek Trail
Mount Rainier National Park

Located 28.4 miles from Buckley, Washington (WA)

4 Stars
2,655 Steps 1  (1.2 mi)

The Deadhorse Creek Trail has a maximum elevation of 6,138 ft (1,871 m), a minimum elevation of 5,377 ft (1,639 m), and an elevation gain of 2,827 ft (862 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Deadhorse Creek Trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
2,6551.2 mi5,377 ft6,138 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
43 min0.22,827 ft477 ft
[ B to A ]
28 min0.0477 ft2,827 ft

What is the length of the Deadhorse Creek Trail?

The length of the Deadhorse Creek Trail is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) or 2,655 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Deadhorse Creek Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the Deadhorse Creek Trail in 43 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 28 min in the [ B to A ] direction.

Deadhorse Creek Trail Topo Maps

Download free Deadhorse Creek Trail topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Mount Rainier National Park topographic maps. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Mowich Lake, WA
  2. North Topo Map: Sunrise, WA
  3. Northeast Topo Map: White River Park, WA
  4. West Topo Map: Mount Rainier West, WA
  5. Topo Map: Mount Rainier East, WA
  6. East Topo Map: Chinook Pass, WA
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Wahpenayo Peak, WA
  8. South Topo Map: Tatoosh Lakes, WA
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Ohanapecosh Hot Springs, WA

Is there a Deadhorse Creek Trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Deadhorse Creek Trail is located on the Mount Rainier East topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

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  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the sum of distance on the trail where angles to the horizontal is between 30 and 50 degrees (the angle of a stairway) divided by ten, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.

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